02 February 2008

[media_world] It Sure Looks Like Retaliation

1320. A missive from a a member of the WTF generation. Time for amateur deductive logic:

  1. Montel Williams goes on FOX and Fiends to jaw with the hosts about the death of Heath Ledger.

  2. Montel, in an earlier life a Marine and Naval officer who served with unquestionable honor, as some point Has Had Enough™ and sideswipes the show's hosts, pwning them over their obsession with celebrity twaddle and disregard for small things like servicemen dying in certain foreign wars.

  3. Montel is gone from the show after the next break.

  4. Montel's show is suddenly cancelled after a successful run of 17 years.

Everyone can play their Whiskey Tango Foxtrot games to thier hearts content. I don't think the question is whether or not the people behind these events decided to punish Montel so much for stepping out of line as why is it they were content to let the whole danse macabre play out where everyone could see it.

The solution to that question is also left as an exercise for the reader.

Myself, I never had much use for Montel. Made a completely undeserved celebrity out of Sylvia Browne. And I wonder if he ever asked himself, while he was stumping for the Partnership for Prescription Assistance why we, as a country, need a Partnership for Prescription Assistance.

Oh, Montel will probably land on his feet.

I worry about Sylvia though.

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